30.3 Million The number of Americans with diabetes in 2015. Of these, 7.2 million were undiagnosed. An additional 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. Source: American Diabetes Association Website. 84 Million The number of American with prediabetes and at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Ninety percent don’t know they have it. Source: American Diabetes Association Website. 7.2 million The number of hospital discharges in 2014 with diabetes as any listed diagnosis among U.S. adults aged 18 years or older. These discharges included 1.5 million for major cardiovascular diseases, including 400,000 for ischemic heart disease and 251,000 for stroke. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2017. 7.6 million The number of patients with diabetes in the United States who have a history of heart disease or stroke. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health Interview Statistics. Data from the National Health Interview Survey. 30% The increased risk of type 2 diabetes associated with each 11-pound weight gain from early to late adulthood. Source: Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. News release. July 18, 2017. 7th Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the United States in 2015. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2017. 27.1% The amount of diabetes patients with poor cardiovascular risk factor profiles, compared with only 4.6% of patients without diabetes. A favorable cardiovascular risk factor profile is closely associated with lower healthcare costs and resource utilization across the spectrum of diabetes. Source: Feldman DI, Valero-Elizondo J, Salami JA, et al. Atherosclerosis 2017;258:79-83.
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